Grottes du Régulus

Useful information

Location : Sea side

Province : Arvert Peninsula and the Beauty Coast

Services

  • Chèques Vacances (Holiday voucher)
  • Credit card accepted
  • Groups
  • Pets welcome
  • open 7/7
  • Sea view
  • English
    • Located 12 km from Royan, the Caves of the Regulus, municipal troglodyte site, are open to the public from April 6 to November 11.

      Overlooking the Gironde estuary and dug into limestone cliffs, the "holes" of Meschers you welcome in an exceptional setting. Originally natural, the Meschers caves were enlarged by humans to become a troglodyte habitat in the 19th century.

      The name of Regulus comes from a French ship which, under Napoleon, chased by the English, was scuttled before Meschers. Topics covered during the visit: refuge site for Protestants during the Wars of Religion, geology, estuary, fishing, tourism in the 19th century, plaice on pontoon, history of the Regulus, legend of Cadet the wrecker and troglodyte habitat.

      PRACTICAL INFORMATION

      Opening dates :

      From 06 April to 11 November (7/7d).

      Guided tour schedule :

      • From April 04 to July 03: 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30.
      • From July 04 to August 31: Departure every 20 minutes from 10:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 18:30. - From September 01 to September 30: 10:30, 11:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30.
      • From October 01 to October 16: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm.
      • From October 17 to November 01: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm.
      • From November 02 to November 11: 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm.

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      Prices :

      • Adult 5,00 €
      • Group of adults (10 people and more) 4,40 €
      • Child (5 to 15 years old) 3,50 €
      • Group of children (10 people and more) 3,00 €
      • Child rally group (including under 5 years old) 3,00 € - Adult night (Tuesday evening July/August) 7,00 €
      • Night child (5 to 15 years old) 5,00 €
      • Reduced adult fare 4.20 € per person
      • Reduced rate for children €2.70
      • Strolling: single rate 2,50 €
      • European Heritage Days: free of charge

      Animations :

      1- The Nocturne: meet the most famous troglodytes in flesh and bone! Every Tuesday evening of July-August (on reservation)

      2- The Rally of the Cagouille for the groups of children of 3-12 years. Learn while having fun! (on reservation)

      3- The treasure hunt Minidik! For children 5-15 years old as a family. Many prizes to win after the draw at the end of the year...

      4- Night strolls from 21h every Thursday evening in July / August. Non commented ride for a privileged moment at sunset.

      5- Participation to the European Heritage Days in September.

      Services :

      Touch-sensitive tablets for the deaf and hard of hearing
      Gift shop
      Cash, Checks, ANCV, CB.
      Dogs on a leash


      Discover the video of the Charente Maritime Guide to the Regulus Caves :

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Traveller Reviews

4.3 sur 5 2277 reviews

  • Anders Granström

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Anders Granström on 26/06/2019

    Nice build ups so we could see how it looked like. Also very good descriptions of the history of the caves.

  • azad akhtar

    3 sur 5 Reviews posted by azad akhtar on 03/09/2019

    Worth a visit, especially on a wet /dull day. It has recently been renovated so it has lost its rustic charm.

  • Neil Deaves

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Neil Deaves on 21/08/2019

    It's a short visit about an hour but fascinating, views are good too.

Traveller Reviews

4.0 sur 5 542 reviews

  • "Interesting place"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Sheff6061 (Malton, United Kingdom) on 08/06/2019

    There are a few grottes along this stretch of coast. This one is a municipal. A reasonable 5 Euro entry. Dedicated car park a few metres along the road. There are guided tours I think but you can do...

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  • "Really Interesting and Good for a Change"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Stuey4314 (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 25/01/2019

    We visited this place for a number of reasons. It’s cheap for a family, it’s easy to find and there’s a surprising amount of history that can be learned. It can all be done in about an hour then...

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  • "A curious place to visit and very different."

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by Marggie7 (Holzgerlingen, Germany) on 22/09/2018

    We could take nice pictures from the place, very original and interesting. It shows how the people were living then in the caves .

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17132 Meschers-sur-Gironde

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45° 33'20.08"N, 0° 57'28.03"W

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